Four Shows! Four good gigs!

How lucky am I? Every gig this year so far has been utterly different and thoroughly enjoyable. Starting with Hedleys shed two weekends ago to a maximum crowd of thirty good people with the bonus of Dave (we are not worthy) Burland in the audience and a superb debut gig from a brand new band, the Dovetail Trio.

Next up was a new sunday afternoon venture in beautiful Bedale in the Yorkshire Dales with a capacity crowd and an excellent opening set from the talented Sunjay Brayne. More sunday afternoon shows please!

A pleasant surprise last friday in the theatre in Brixham  with another sell out crowd and a fine support from local heroes Maggie Duffy and Mike Weed.

Finally, last night at The Orange Tree in Baldock was a lovely experience with yet another great support, this time from Freds House whose very distinct, country tinged harmonies and brilliantly tight musicianship when down a storm at the folk club. They’ll storm it when they eventually get into the festival circuit.



Sunday Afternoon shows

Not only was it a lovely packed gig at Bedale on sunday but the huge advantage of it being a late afternoon show got the thumbs up from everyone I spoke to. People travelled from further away because they could easily get home early evening. I was having a quiet coffee in the lovely little Belgian style restaurant around the corner beforehand when folks coming to the gig dropped in for lunch . It made for a very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon and Jon and I still got to go out with mates for an evening meal afterwards. It was a brilliant and civilised day and actually a model for other people to seriously consider .

Thanks Paul and Wendy and the team.

Sunjay Brayne was on before me and was excellent. Check him out.